Kiff Gallagher served under President Clinton on the White House legislative team that created AmeriCorps. At the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, he ran a $15MM program portfolio in education, health, public safety and the environment. At night, he wrote and performed in a hip-hop, acid jazz project. Later, at Odwalla, Inc., Kiff was Director of Strategic Communications where he served as lead spokesman and advisor for brand strategy and corporate responsibility. Appointed President of Social Venture Network, a national organization for CEOs and investors, Kiff was an early advocate and innovator in the movements for social entrepreneurship and sustainable business. He has guest lectured at top business schools and leadership forums nationwide on creativity, innovation, and building trusted brands.
A lifelong musician, Kiff has written and produced two critically praised, independently released, pop-rock albums; his music is licensed commercially on radio, TV and digital media worldwide. Through his micro-indie record label, PeaceLabs Music, Kiff integrated his personal and professional passions, calling for the creation of a “musical Peace Corps” which became the vision and platform for MusicianCorps.
Kiff has consulted internationally for the State Department and the Gates Foundation, served as an advisor to Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and transition, and won leadership awards and recognition from the Aspen Institute, the James Irvine Foundation, St. Paul's School Alumni Association, and GQ magazine’s Gentlemen’s Fund. Kiff is an honors graduate of the College of Letters from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.